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Product Owner Sr. SW Systems Eng

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Date: May 3, 2022

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Job Band:  Job Band 9 (JB9) 
Hiring Manager:  Stephanie St George 
Lead Recruiter:  Kim Attea 
State:  Colorado (US-CO) 
Country:  United States 


Our ability to grow, develop new capabilities and serve even more patients around the world depends on associates like you, who are passionate about our mission. Thank you for considering this new opportunity to further unlock your potential.


JOB TITLE Product Owner/Senior Software Systems Engineer




This position is primarily concerned with SW product definition and will work to translate users’ needs, commercial desires, regulatory and technical standards into use cases, workflows, user stories, and UI mockups for software development teams. This role is accountable for developing clear, concise software requirements for complex medical devises and their associated software applications.  This role must understand the goals of the end user and develop in-depth product expertise, both from the user and technical perspectives. Working in a regulated industry, this role must adhere to design controls procedures and help teams to execute software development while generating evidence needed for regulatory submissions/audits. This role will work with cross-functional teams to help make trade-off decisions between development effort vs. required functionality, and end user experience. This role is accountable for establishing and maintaining alignment with the product/platform roadmap, providing vision and direction to the Scrum team throughout the project, and defining and owning the product backlog. 



  • Work closely with Commercial Product Management and other subject matter experts to create and maintain a software product backlog to support development and release timeline; Owns the sequencing of the backlog, relative to business value or ROI and other dependencies across the software development organization
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of complex products and systems to become a product technical subject matter expert.
  • Collaborates with software architects, systems engineers and business analysts to design and create optimal software solutions based on data analysis and existing business information
  • Collaborate with UX designers and customer-facing associates to create and optimize user interface design, including planning and coordination of human factors and validation testing activities
  • Define the Acceptance Criteria for stories. Determine if functionality as built by the Scrum team meets the User Story’s Acceptance Criteria
  • Work with other Product Owners to align backlogs when synchronized development is needed across teams and product platforms
  • Develop clear, concise requirements for complex medical devices and their associated software applications. Develop use cases, identifying use, regulatory and stakeholder needs and translating these into requirements



  • Communicates effectively with a wide variety of cross-functional marketing, regulatory, quality, engineering and scientific groups (both verbally and in writing) on a broad range of complex issues
  • Works closely with customers, clinical support, sales, and marketing to ensure alignment with customer needs.
  • Assist with product support escalations, including technical analysis and characterization of issues
  • Partner with Tech Comm team as a SME for customer-facing strings, user guide and training development





Bachelor’s degree or, equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.

  • Engineering and/or scientific disciplines preferred



Minimum 5 years experience.

  • Real world experience (start to finish) on large complex projects
  • Demonstrated leadership in software development project success
  • Experience in medical device and/or medical application SW development, including design controls deliverables required for regulated products, preferred



  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles preferred
  • Exceptional decision-making ability, involving the right people at the right times, and acting quickly to come to a decision; Leadership skills, including effective interpersonal skills and leading through influence.
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, and attention-to-details
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Clear communication and presentation. Ability to effectively present complex technical information/analysis to both technical and non-technical audience and respond to questions from technical staff members and management.
  • Should not be sensitive to the sight or discussion of blood or needles. Both human and bovine blood is used where necessary, in addition to visiting customer sites where our equipment is used in a clinical or donor environment.
  • Skilled in managing challenges posed by the rapidly evolving medical regulatory environment and the evolution of commercial software technology
  • Extensive knowledge of software development life cycle
  • Actively contribute to an environment conducive to open communication; Willingness to both promote and exhibit team-oriented behavior


An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.



Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements

Requires occasional travel based on business needs.


Target Pay Range:  $89,000 to 111,300-  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0

$-  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data 

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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